Tag Archives: West Australian Opera

The Merry Widow: A Rom-Com Opera

Opera is a diverse and captivating genre. It often gets a bad reputation as mere melodrama but opera needs to be experienced to be understood. There’s no way of understanding the depths of a novel without cracking open the book and, with opera, you really need to...

Tosca: An Opera of Passion

Tosca, West Australian Opera’s lasted show to grace His Majesty’s Theatre, is a whirlwind of romance, jealousy, and grief. To briefly explain: Floria Tosca (Antoinette Halloran) finds herself in danger’s way after her lover Maria Cavaradossi (Paul O’Neill) helps Cesare Angelotti (Wade Kernot) hide from the police, lead...

West Australian Opera: The Riders

Last night I went to His Majesty’s Theatre to see The West Australian Opera’s rendition of The Riders. Opera is something I have always felt  I would easily connect with but it wasn’t until last year that I saw my first live performance. No matter the language or...

A Night at the Opera: Faust

Tonight is the opening night of Faust, a French opera performed by the West Australian Opera. Now, I’m a huge fan of musicals and theatre alike but not once have I experience live opera. I love the sense of power and transparency of voice, and how a simple...